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Stanford has become America’s most sought-after school


The California school has now become more selective than its East Coast rival, Harvard. Stanford had an 8.6% increase in applications this year, receiving 8,000 more than Harvard. Its preliminary acceptance rate is now 5.1% — a national and a historical low. In comparison, Harvard had a 2.1% decrease in applications and ended up accepting 5.9% of applicants.
A recent survey by Princeton Review also reflected this trend, revealing that Stanford has become the top choice school among both prospective students and their parents. Harvard fell to second place in both categories.
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policymic:

Stanford has become America’s most sought-after school

The California school has now become more selective than its East Coast rival, Harvard. Stanford had an 8.6% increase in applications this year, receiving 8,000 more than Harvard. Its preliminary acceptance rate is now 5.1% — a national and a historical low. In comparison, Harvard had a 2.1% decrease in applications and ended up accepting 5.9% of applicants.

A recent survey by Princeton Review also reflected this trend, revealing that Stanford has become the top choice school among both prospective students and their parents. Harvard fell to second place in both categories.

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If a Disney princess had night terrors, the story of Sansa Stark might be what woke her up screaming. Often overlooked in favor of her killer kid sister, the elder Stark sibling has had all her illusions about the world, and her safety in it, shattered. But her quiet, innate political shrewdness and emotional strength have enabled her to survive in a royal court that likely would have cost every other member of her family their heads. She’s the show’s best-kept secret.

Rollingstone about Sansa Stark in their list of top 40 game of thrones characters. Sansa is number 4. x (via tomlincum)

Oh boy.

I’m not sure I WANT to agree with this because I hate Sansa’s illusions of the world.

But I think this statement is probably true.

Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play… I tell you, that it is on things like these that our lives depend.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via bookmania)

The Blood Harvest - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic

"I don’t know about you, but the idea that every single person in America who has ever had an injection has been protected because we harvest the blood of a forgettable sea creature with a hidden chemical superpower makes me feel a little bit crazy. This scenario is not even sci-fi, it’s postmodern technology. "